What’s on in London in March
London Weather in March
Make sure to bring both your sunglasses and umbrellas with you to London in March as the weather can vary from showers to beautiful, bright days! Some days the high will reach the upper sixties Fahrenheit (18°-19°C) while other days will only reach the upper forties (9°-10°C). Nights will generally hover around the mid-forties but can be warmer near the end of the month. You’re sure to see a few showers but there should also be a couple of glorious sunny days during your trip.
March Events in London
- London Handel Festival – From March 3rd-April 18th you can experience the magic of Handel’s music with a six week concert series that will be taking place in various locations across the Capital.
- Affordable Art Fair – If you are interested in art but don’t have the money for Monet head to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea from March 12-15th. All pieces at this fair are priced from £100 and £5,000 and include original paintings, sculptures and photography.
- The Chelsea Antiques Fair – The Chelsea Antiques Fair is widely accepted as one of the top antique fairs in the world. From March 18-20 you can visit this show to see some of the most unique and interesting antiques on the market.
- Mother’s Day – March 15th, 2015 marks UK ‘Mum’s Day’ this year. Pick a swanky restaurant, scrumptious afternoon tea or visit to one of London’s most beautiful attractions in order to treat your mum!
- St Patrick’s Day – With London’s close proximity to Dublin you can bet that the city’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations from March 15th-17th will be particularly festive. The St Patrick’s Day parade will start at noon on the 15th on Piccadilly Street and pass through Trafalgar Square and on to Whitehall. Trafalgar Square is having its own family friendly, free celebration on the 15th as well!
- Head of the River Race – At noon on March 19th you can kick off the Spring sporting season in London by watching 400 teams of rowers from around the world race along the River Thames.
- Camellia Show at Chiswick House – The horticulturists in your group will be pleased to know that the Camellia Show at the beautiful and historic Chiswick House is on for the entire month of March and is completely free! Widely regarded as the oldest and most beautiful Camellia collection in the UK, this event is a must-see for any gardener.
March 2015: Special Events
From March 14 – July 19 2015 the Victoria and Albert Museum near South Kensington Station will be home to the critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. Having recently come to the UK from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, this exhibit is the largest and most comprehensive overview of the late designer’s work that has ever been shown in Europe. McQueen was known for his dark, edgy and dramatic runway collections. Visitors will be able to see work that spans from his MA graduate collection all the way through to his unfinished Autumn-Winter 2010 collection. Prices range from £9-£18 per ticket and children under 12 years old are free.